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Fender Custom Shop 1954 NOS Stratocaster Electric Guitar Lake Placid Blue

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This special guitar honors the Stratocaster's very first model year and is finely crafted with a rich selection of features and appointments, in addition to a New-Old-Stock treatment that creates the ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

This special guitar honors the Stratocaster's very first model year and is finely crafted with a rich selection of features and appointments, in addition to a New-Old-Stock treatment that creates the effect of a well-preserved, yet vintage instrument.

The one-piece ash body is wonderfully light and responsive. It bares a nitrocellulose lacquer finish in a choice of colors that don't inhibit in any way the body's natural brightness or resonance.

The one-piece quartersawn maple neck has a wonderfully comfortable 1954 "U"-shaped profile and tinted lacquer finish. The maple fingerboard has a 9.5" radius, slightly flatter than the original, and twenty-one 6105 frets for smooth modern playability.

Three 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a singing original-era voice. They're not overwound and have just the right amount of response to capture all the gorgeous tone that the ash body and maple neck produce. A 5-way switch, instead of the original 3-way, is added to this vintage recreation, bringing the mixed-pickup settings that Strat players rely on.

Other features include a single-ply white pickguard, synchronized tremolo bridge with six "patent pending" saddles and serial number-stamped trem plate (a special 1954 touch), vintage-style tuners and nickel-chrome hardware. The guitar comes in a tweed "center-pocket" case with Stratocaster 60th Anniversary embroidery and an included 60th Anniversary commemorative book.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: 1954 U
  • Neck wood: Maple Quartersawn
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: 1954 single-coil Stratocaster
  • Middle: 1954 single-coil Stratocaster
  • Bridge: 1954 single-coil Stratocaster
  • Brand: Fender Custom shop
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe vintage
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: NOS treatment
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Cable, strap, certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: United States
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Fender Custom Shop1954 NOS Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Awemose!

By Richard

from Stone Ridge, NY

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Comments about Fender Custom Shop 1954 NOS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I have played several Fender Stratocasters' in order to find one that I really liked to play and also one that has great tone. I started with the more affordable Stratocasters' which I played at local music stores. I found that I liked the Standard with regular pickups much better than the Deluxe with noiseless pickups. The noiseless pickups did not do it of me ... at all. I then tried some artists models including the Eric Clapton and Eric Johnson Stratocasters'. The Eric Clapton does something weird with the tone circuit that surely was not what I was looking for. It really did not have a classic Stratocaster sound. Also, being a recording engineer and an audiophile ... I could hear anomalies created by the TBX mid-range boost. I really did not care for the tone of this guitar personally. I then tried an Eric Johnson Stratocaster. This guitar is a winner in a big way. By far the most bang for the buck and probably one of the nicest sounding Stratocasters' that I have player and heard. The mastering engineer that checked out the EJ Stratocaster agreed. I will be purchasing the EJ and will make it part of my collection without question. The EJ Stratocaster is as close as you can get to a Fender Custom Shop guitar. It has a pure Stratocaster sound. Then, looking for something a little different in both looks and tone ... I purchased this "54 NOS Stratocaster. All I can say is WOW. This is one beautiful, sweet sounding, easy playing guitar. The setup out of the box was crazy spot on! The action was perfect and even with a sophisticated tuner with 0.02 cent accuracy the intonation was spot on. This is a 100% keeper in my collection alongside the EJ Stratocaster which I also enjoy. These two guitars are different enough to be worthy of their own individual praise. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for as close to the ultimate Stratocaster as you can get without breaking the bank! Awesome.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awemose!

By Richard

from Stone Ridge, NY

Site Member

Comments about Fender Custom Shop 1954 NOS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I have played several Fender Stratocasters' in order to find one that I really liked to play and also one that has great tone. I started with the more affordable Stratocasters' which I played at local music stores. I found that I liked the Standard with regular pickups much better than the Deluxe with noiseless pickups. The noiseless pickups did not do it of me ... at all. I then tried some artists models including the Eric Clapton and Eric Johnson Stratocasters'. The Eric Clapton does something weird with the tone circuit that surely was not what I was looking for. It really did not have a classic Stratocaster sound. Also, being a recording engineer and an audiophile ... I could hear anomalies created by the TBX mid-range boost. I really did not care for the tone of this guitar personally. I then tried an Eric Johnson Stratocaster. This guitar is a winner in a big way. By far the most bang for the buck and probably one of the nicest sounding Stratocasters' that I have player and heard. The mastering engineer that checked out the EJ Stratocaster agreed. I will be purchasing the EJ and will make it part of my collection without question. The EJ Stratocaster is as close as you can get to a Fender Custom Shop guitar. It has a pure Stratocaster sound. Then, looking for something a little different in both looks and tone ... I purchased this ""54 NOS Stratocaster. All I can say is WOW. This is one beautiful, sweet sounding, easy playing guitar. The setup out of the box was crazy spot on! The action was perfect and even with a sophisticated tuner with 0.02 cent accuracy the intonation was spot on. This is a 100% keeper in my collection alongside the EJ Stratocaster which I also enjoy. These two guitars are different enough to be worthy of their own individual praise. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for as close to the ultimate Stratocaster as you can get without breaking the bank! Awesome.

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